Depeche Mode haben heute in einer Stellungnahme begründet, warum eine Reihe der abgesagten Konzerte nicht zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt nachgeholt werden können. Der Grund hier für ist, wie wir bereits berichteten, dass diese Auftritte als Freiluft-Konzerte nur im Sommer stattfinden können und der Tourplan der Band keine Nachholtermine zulässt. Depeche Mode bedauern außerordentlich, dass sie die Fans enttäuschen müssen. Hier ist die Stellungnahme im Wortlaut.
„To all our fans who held tickets to the recently cancelled shows,
We want to express our deep and heartfelt apology for having to cancel these shows and want to also provide a bit of explanation for why we are not able to replay these dates. We do not take cancelling shows lightly and understand your disappointment and frustration with the cancellations – we are disappointed as well.
After our successful Eastern and Southern European shows in 2006, we were excited to return to some of our favorite cities and to meet our devoted fans in new cities where we had never played. Once we realized we would not be able play the dates as originally scheduled, we started looking at all possible rescheduling options with our manager and booking agent. The delays in getting information to all of you during this period were due to our strong desire to fully explore all options, and the logistical difficulties of rescheduling shows on a tour of this size. All of this was made more difficult by the fact that the majority of the shows we were unable to play were stadiums, which meant that we could only replay the dates during the summer. As many of you are aware, we had already scheduled dates in North and South America following our current European tour, so our summer schedule is completely full. Unfortunately, in the end, we were only able to reschedule our missed shows that were to be played in indoor venues, as we could postpone these until our winter European tour leg. Although we were unable to reschedule the shows in Athens, Istanbul, Bucharest, Sofia, Belgrade, Warsaw, Riga and Vilnius, we will make it our priority to come back to these cities in the near future.
Again, we want to say thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this period. We apologize sincerely for not being able to perform for you as originally planned.
-Martin, Andy and Dave“